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Professional Resources

The BGSI Board of Advisors has diverse experience in government and the private sector, and are leaders in their respective fields. In addition to the Board, BGSI maintains a core group of consultants in each of its specialty.


Anthony P. Costanzo Jr., Director Bruce MacQueen, Associate
Greg Danz, Associate John Prokaska, Senior Associate
Howard Edwards, Senior Associate Philip Woodcock, Associate
Dr. Tijan Jallow, Associate Chris M. Yanckello, Senior Associate
Rick Koskella, Associate    
       

Anthony P. Costanzo Jr., Director
Mr. Costanzo has managed economic and private sector projects, including privatization; external assistance management; country economic and reform planning, management and evaluation; medium term budgeting; and trade/investment projects. He has developed management, finance and privatization methods in the United States and overseas. He also currently serves as the Executive Administrator to two Sovereign Wealth Funds. He is a former International Economist, U.S. Commerce Department and has served on several government and private boards and committees.

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Greg Danz, Associate
Mr. Danz is an attorney with extensive international experience in legal reforms including foreign investment law, land reform, commercial law, and judicial procedures. He has negotiated major international agreements between governments and with private business, and has been involved in many legal reform projects. He has previously served as an Attorney General for an independent nation; as a Judge for an international tribunal; and as an attorney for the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Howard Edwards, Senior Associate

Mr. Edwards is a public sector reform specialist having worked with country governments in Asia, the Pacific Islands, East/Central Europe and the CIS. He has lead national public sector reform efforts as well as assisted in decentralization and civil service administration projects.

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Dr. Tijan Jallow, Associate
Dr. Jallow is a specialist in development policy and planning, post-conflict recovery and transition issues, public service capacity building, natural resources management and environmental planning, and food security and rural development. Dr. Jallow has worked throughout Africa. He formerly served as Deputy Director of UNDP’s Dry Lands Development Centre and Director General of the Institute de Sahel. 

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Rick Koskella, Associate

Mr. Koskella, a Rhodes Scholar, is a specialist in the trade and investment field for public and private sector business transformation and promotion. With over 20 years of international project experience in 20 countries, and five years of recent IT strategy experience with Sun Microsystems, Inc., he provides advice on and supports privatization, small and medium enterprise development, and trade and investment strategies.

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Bruce MacQueen, Associate
Mr. MacQueen is an international investment finance specialist. He has conducted investment project analyses, investment solicitations, and transaction negotiations; designed public-private partnerships; conducted enterprise strategic analyses including project and corporate valuations; and prepared value added business strategies. He has led various finance reform and development teams in the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, East/Central Europe, and Africa. He is a former President of a financial advisory firm that worked worldwide.  As an officer of an international bank (now part of JP Morgan Chase), his responsibilities included heading subsidiaries in Belgium and France, and long-term postings in Australia and Korea.

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John Prokaska, Senior Associate
Mr. Prokaska has served as a public finance and audit advisor worldwide. He has worked with country governments to improve budget and internal finance systems and has worked with publicly-owned entities to adopt modern finance and accounting methods. Mr. Prokaska is a former Assistant Auditor General of Canada and has held various positions in the Auditor General’s office in Canada and abroad. He also prepared audit manuals for that office.

 

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Philip Woodcock, Associate
Mr. Woodcock is a member of the UK Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, an internationally recognised organisation. Philip has over 20 years of professional experience in all aspects of land administration and management in Eastern Europe/CIS, Middle East, South East Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific region and is recognised as a leading specialist in his profession. He has worked with the major multi-lateral donor agencies (the World Bank, ADB, EU, IADB) as well as bi-lateral agencies such as DFiD, and national governments. His breadth of experience also encompasses all stages of land management and administration project cycle management.

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Chris M. Yanckello, Senior Associate
Mr. Yanckello focuses on socio-economic/finance performance monitoring and impact evaluation system development, civil service reform, government and industry management improvement, and workforce education. He has worked in industry/education/government consortiums to improve U.S. workforce standards and has worked on civil service reform projects and evaluation projects in several countries. Mr. Yanckello is a former Deputy to the Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Education Department.

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